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Warning Sign (1985)

A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.

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In an ultra secret laboratory for the developing of biological weapons, covered as "Biotek", a research center for agriculture, a serious accident occurs, spreading a sinister bacteria in the laboratory. The security guard of the complex, closes and seals the building, with all the personnel inside, making very difficult the struggle for survival, not to mention the actions that the relatives of the enclosed people are thinking to do. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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A secret experiment has gone wild - and they're all going to pay! (Video Australia) See more »

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23 August 1985 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$707,990, 25 August 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,918,117
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The name of the agricultural factory is 'BioTek Agronomics". Many people assume it's misspelled when in fact it was misspelled on purpose. Using "BioTek" rather than "Biotech" avoided issues with real corporations that used the proper spelling, and "agronomics" is a play at the words "agricultural" and "economics" put together. See more »

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At 1:34:01, as the antennas automatically fold up on the roof of the command center, a hand can be seen reaching up and catching one. See more »

Quotes

Cal Morse: You worked on this!
[referring to virus]
Dr. Dan Fairchild: Hell no, I designed the cure!
Cal Morse: You knew about it!
Dr. Dan Fairchild: ...Well, I knew that they were trying - but I didn't think that they could do it. I should have had more faith in the ingenuity of my fellow man, turns out it's a big success!
[holds up bottle of booze]
Dr. Dan Fairchild: You think I need this? Well I don't.
[Fairchild tosses booze bottle into the ditch]
Dr. Dan Fairchild: You're right, I'm a technocrat. I allowed myself to be used and I'm as guilty as all the rest of 'em.
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Joanie Forced To Talk
Performed and composed by Craig Safan
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Biohazard
8 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Hal Barwood directed this thriller that stars Sam Waterston as Utah sheriff Cal Morse, who is forced to deal with the accidental contamination that has occurred at a research facility dealing with toxins. The military arrives to control things, but the families of the employees trapped inside the sealed-off containment area want answers, and threaten to batter down the doors to rescue them, which would be most unwise, as the released toxin has turned them into psychotic killers, except Cal's pregnant girlfriend Joanie(played by Kathleen Quinlan). Cal and a scientist(played by Jeffrey De Munn) must infiltrate the facility, to find a cure... Marginal film at least doesn't go overboard into Zombie clichés(thank goodness!), but despite the fine cast, it just misses, becoming a bit too predictable and unimaginative, though is certainly watchable enough for what it is.


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